Monthly Archives: May 2019

Meeting Notes for May 15, 2019: STRIVE!

Joan Knoertzer began the proceedings with a wonderful prelude. From her keyboard came beautiful renditions of “Sweet Georgia Brown,” “You’re the Top,” and “I Get a Kick Out of You,” among others; all designed to extend a musical red carpet to our STRIVE students, their parents, and our speakers. Dave Keren, STRIVE Committee chair, gave […]

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An Auspicious Day! Strategic Planning can be fun!

On Monday, May 13, twenty members of the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor invested their time and talent during an afternoon devoted to strategic planning last Monday.  Bev Seiford professionally guided the group through a series of interactive exercises designed to build a framework for the next two years.  President Elect Rosemarie invited the participants […]

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DORIS DAY: A Fan’s Memory- by Ed Hoffman

I was conquered at age 12 when I first saw Calamity Jane. Her song “The Deadwood Stage,” heroic both in length and its sudden melodic shifts, ascents, and harrowing plunges, was a revelation to me; a masterpiece; a full-throated anthem coursing through several contiguous scenes in a state of almost impossible energy: When I learned […]

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Harpoon Notes for May 8, 2019: Apotheosis of Jazz

President Greg struck the Rotary bell, and everyone rose to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” to Tom Strode’s delightful accompaniment. Along with the prelude, this would be just the opening salvo to a remarkable meeting filled with music. Inspiration: Jim Irwin, tanned, rested, but clearly still overheated by Florida’s sun, bounded to the podium. “Here are […]

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Collyer Smith, Rotarian in the News

Rotary Club of Ann Arbor knows Collyer Smith is a super-star. He is everywhere, ready to help with most everything, truly a “Service Above Self” devotee and Rotarian Extraordinaire. Last weekend, at the District 6380 Conference in Detroit, the rest of the world learned about Collyer’s superpowers. Awarded the “District Governor’s Rising Star Award”, Governor […]

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